BHECN Kearney

As part of the Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska’s strategy to grow Nebraska’s rural behavioral health workforce, we are proud to announce the launch of our presence at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. The new BHECN Kearney office is located on campus in Welch Hall, Room 206.

Peggy Abels Director of Health Sciences, UNK
Beth Baxter Regional Administrator, Region 3 Behavioral Health Services
Dr. Sandy Cook-Fong Grace Abbott School of Social Work - UNO
Dr. Nancy Foster UNMC Center Psychology & Pediatrics
Krista Fritson University of Nebraska-Kearney
Ingrid Gansebom Regional Administrator, Region 4
Kay Glidden Region 3 Behavioral Health Services; Assistant Regional Administrator, BHECN
Hugo Dr. Gonzalez The Physician Network, Richard Young Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital
Susan Henrie South Central Behavioral Services
Dr. Greg Karst Assistant Dean for Academic & Student Affairs, UNMC
Dr. Brent Khan Associate Director, BHECN
Wanda Kjar-Hunt Good Samaritan Hospital Tele-Health
Brian Maher Superintendent, Kearney Public Schools
Dr. Grace Mims Counseling & School Psychology, UNK
Lorena Morgan Central Nebraska Area Health Education Center, College Park
Murlene Osburn Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Sarah Phillips BHECN Graduate Assistant University of Nebraska Kearney
Beth Reynolds Region 3 Behavioral Health Services
Laura Richards Regional Administrator, Region 1
Kathy Seacrest Regional Administrator, Region 2
Dr. Blaine Shaffer Nebraska Department Health & Human Services, Division of Behavioral Health
Kenton Dr. Shaffer Kearney Clinic, Good Samaritan Hospital
Dr. Kenya Taylor University of Nebraska at Kearney
Sgt. Greg Urbanek Kearney Police Department
Dr. Maha Younes University of Nebraska-Kearney (UNK)- Social Work Department
Denise Zwiener Buffalo County Community Partners

BHECN Kearney serves as our “rural hub” for training and workforce development in the central and western parts of the state. Most of our in-person training is based out of the Kearney office. For more information on BHECN Kearney contact Kay Glidden, BHECN Kearney Project Director at 308-440-5474 or